Pakistan’s T20 World Cup 2022 campaign is hanging in the balance. After losing by 4 wickets to India and two wickets against Zimbabwe earlier in the tournament, Pakistan are on the brink of elimination, they were favorites for at least the semi-finals, veterans and pundits hailed their bowling. attack. Amid growing criticism of Babar Azam and the team management, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar also blamed Pakistan for poor selection during the World Cup.
Pakistan lost to India by 4 wickets in Melbourne last Sunday after Virat Kohli’s brilliant knock inspired the Men in Blue to mount a comeback in a drama-filled final. Babar’s men could not recover from that opening blow as they lost to Zimbabwe in Perth on Thursday.
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Speaking to India Today, Gavaskar was criticized for not using Pakistan junior Mohammed Wasim in the match against India after his heroics against Zimbabwe, where he picked four wickets for 24 runs and took two wickets in a 13-12 over. As “a player like Hardik Pandya” and lashed out at the Pakistan team management for playing two spinners instead of an all-rounder in the playing XI against India.
“They don’t have a very stable environment. In the T20I matches they played earlier, Fakhar Zaman played at No. 3 or 4. Now he is only part of the team, but not the XI. Shan Masood is also there. even if he is scoring runs. But I think the choice was not good. For the Australian situation, if they have a seam bowler like Mohammad Wasim did against Zimbabwe. He also hit some good shots. He has such talent. Unke paas toh Hardik Pandya jaisa player hai (he’s like Hardik Pandya), he’s still new but I’m just saying he can play those high shots and give you some overs too. And they didn’t play it against India. They played two spinners. It’s good in Sydney, but on other pitches you need a player who can bowl 3-4 overs and score 30 runs in the last few overs,” he said.
Pakistan will play their next match against Netherlands on October 30.